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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

How to say "Thank you". The tally is now 21!

Hi everyone,

Thanks for sharing how to say "Thank You" in other languages. The tally is now 21!

You may have noticed the captions under my awards section. The beautiful aspect about living in a multi-cultural society is that a lot of Malaysians are multi-lingual. My humans can speak English (international language), Bahasa Malaysia (national language) and Cantonese (Chinese dialect - mother tongue). They also picked up some basic Thai language when they lived in Bangkok. I only speak doggie and sign language, but my humans understand what my barks, whines, facial expressions and gestures mean.

Well, in case you're wondering what some of the words in the captions mean, I thought I'll give you some quick lessons on how to say "Thank You" in...

From Kess' Mama:
1) Bahasa Malaysia - Terima Kasih
2) Mandarin - Sieh Sieh
3) Cantonese - Toh Che
4) Thai - Kop Khun Kah (if you're a female) and Kop Khun Kap (if you're a male)
From Oorvi:
5) Urdu - Shukriya
6) Hindi -Dhanyawad
From Georgeous George Headley:
7) Italian - Grazie
8) Greek - Efkhareesto
From Thor:
9) Brazilian - Obrigada (if you're a girl) and Obrigado (if you're a boy)
From Sweet Jasmine:
10) Hokkien (another Chinese dialect) - Kam Siah Lu
From Amber Mae & River:
11) German - Danke
From Key West Collies:
12)Korean (Hangul) - Kamsahapnida
13) Hungarian (Magyar) - Köszönöm
14) Czech - Dĕkuju
From Maggie and Mitch:
15) French - Merci
From River:
16) Russian - Spasibo
From Lorenza:
17) Spanish - Gracias
From Happy & LS:
18) Japanese - Domo Arigato
19) Doggie - Wet licks (All dogs can relate to that!)
From Booker:
20) Northern England - Ta (Kess: Mum remembers this short form for "Thanks" fondly from her university days in Australia as the Aussies use this too.)
From CC:
21) Maori (New Zealand) - Tēnā rāwā atu koe

20 comments:

oorvi said...

Terima Kasih for sharing:)

Say "Shukriya" in Urdu and "Dhanyawad" in Hindi, when you want to thank someone:)

Say Ya to friendship and Tidak to animosity!

What do you say, my friend?

Licks n Wags,
Oorvi

Kess And Her Mama said...

Paws up to that Oorvi! Thanks for sharing Urdu and Hindi with us. Isn't it great how blogs can unite dogs of different breeds and humans of different races!

Georgeous said...

Grazie - Italian Thank you, followed by prego, you're welcome.
Efkhareesto - Greek Thank you.


Thanks for dropping by my bloggy.
Snufs
George

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hi Georgeous, Thanks for sharing more ways to say Thank You. Glad you came by.

Thor said...

Hi Kess!

In Brasil:

The Girls say OBRIGADA = Thank you
The Boys say OBRIGADO = Thank you

Love and licks
Thor

Kathryn and Ari said...

That's why we're so in love with Malaysia--the blending of culture where you live seems so rich and dynamic! Thanks for the thank-you primers.

Sweet Jasmine said...

"Kam Siah Lu" Kess,..for sharing different language of saying "thank you"

"Kam Siah" is "thanks" and "Lu" is you in Hokkien dialect....

Amber-Mae said...

Oooh this is a great post! My Mommy has learned a little bit of German online & thru friends. Thank you in German is Danke.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

We appreciate you visiting our blog. We know a several ways to say thank you.

kamsahapnida - Korean (Hangul)
köszönöm - Hungarian (Magyar)
dĕkuju - Czech

Essex & Deacon

Maggie and Mitch said...

We know how to say thank you in French! It's merci!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

River said...

My mom majored in Russian & German in college so we have:
spasibo (transliterated thank you in Russian)
danke -- German
She's also part Irish but the gaelic spelling makes her eyes cross.

love & wags,
River

Lorenza said...

Gracias (spanish)
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Kess,

We would be honored if you linked us to your sight. We will be linking yours to our site too.

Boo said...

i'm tongue tight. i can't even speak english that well yet.

wet wet licks

Boo

happy said...

LS says "Domo arigato"! That's Japanese.

I don't know how to vocalise thank yous. I'd usually just give wet licks.

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

Here is a good one, and it's easy! H-Mom lived in northern England for awhile ... there a shortened and familiar version of "thank you" is a simple "TA!"

cc said...

In maori:
Tēnā rāwā atu koe
Thank you

molly said...

If I need to say a thank you in other languages, I will return here for reference.

molly said...

Oh, forgot to say sieh sieh ni!

BWTH Dog House said...

woof woof wooof...I think this is the best, hahaha

slurpy licks,
BenBen

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